Karen A. Roesch
Assistant Professor of German
Hoyt-Reichmann Scholar of German-American Studies
Director, Max Kade German-American Research and Resource Center

Phone: 317-274-8740
Department: World Languages & Cultures - German, Max Kade German-American Center

Campus Address: CA329


Ph.D. Germanic Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin, 2009
M.A. Teaching and Curriculum, Michigan State University, 2000
B.A. German & English, Trinity University, San Antonio, 1974


German language, culture, and linguistics:
German Society Past and Present
The Structure of German
Advanced Grammar
German Culture Today
The Immigrant Experience: Indiana Germans


2014. Hoyt-Reichmann Scholar of German-American Studies
2016. "The Immigrant Experience: Indiana Germans" designated an Indiana Bicentennial Legacy Project

Related Professional Experience

2011-14: German Language Director, Middlebury-Monterey German Language Academy (summer German immersion program for Grades 6-12)


2012. Roesch, Karen A. Language maintenance & language death: The decline of Texas Alsatian. Culture and Language Use, Vol. 6. pp. xv + 253. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
2017. Roesch, Karen A. "Mir reda ka richtiges Dietsch: Self-stigmatization in German-American dialects." Yearbook of German-American Studies.
2015. Pierce, Marc, Hans C. Boas, & Karen Roesch. The History of Front Rounded Vowels in New Braunfels German. Germanic heritage languages in North America: Acquisition, attrition and change, Joseph Salmons & Janne B. Johannessen (eds.)Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
2010. Boas, Hans C., M. Pierce, H, Weilbacher, Karen Roesch & G. Halder. The Texas German Dialect Archive: a multi-media resource for research, teaching, and outreach. Journal of Germanic Linguistics.